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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Dawn Meidinger appointed environmental group chair at Fennemore Craig

Maria Speth

Fennemore Craig Phoenix office Partner Dawn Meidinger has been appointed as the new Practice Group Chair of the firm’s natural resources, energy and environmental law practice group. “Dawn possesses a deep knowledge of the law relating to natural resources, energy and the environment,” said Steve Good, managing partner of Fennemore Craig. “We are proud to have her on… Read More →

Frutkin Law rebrands after Arizona Bar rule change


The Frutkin Law Firm has become the first Arizona practice to take advantage of the state bar’s trade name rule, and rebranded to Radix Law on Jan. 1 2017. There is a long tradition in the practice of law: the name of a firm includes the surnames of the most prominent partners. As law has become… Read More →

JDA Software CFO will speak at ACG Arizona breakfast

ACG Arizona

The chief financial officer of one of the Valley’s most dynamic high-tech companies will be the featured speaker at the Association for Corporate Growth-Arizona Chapter Breakfast event on January 17.  Marc Levine, CFO of JDA Software, will speak at the ACG Arizona breakfast, which will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January… Read More →

Indian gaming compacts panel set for Jan. 7 in Scottsdale

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Tribal gaming compacts and case studies will be under the microscope in a Jan. 7 panel discussion led by Steve Hart of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie during the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States (NCLGS) Winter Meeting at the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale. Hart, leader of the firm’s Gaming practice group, will moderate “Tribal Gaming… Read More →

Sunny Plumber pledges $100K to help seniors with repairs

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The Sunny Plumber is donating $100,000 to Phoenix area Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) to help seniors with improvements within their homes. Ten grants, in the amount of $10,000 each will be given monthly from December 2016 through September of 2017. The purpose of this donation is to help FSL service seniors in the community by… Read More →

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona to host fun run


Help raise money for United Cerebral Palsy of Arizona at its 3rd Annual Fun, Run, Walk and Roll 10k/5k and one mile walk in February in Tempe. The event starts at 9 a.m. on Feb. 5 at the Kiwanis Park at 101 W. Baseline Rd. in Tempe. A Health & Wellness Expo will be at the run,… Read More →

Banker appointed to Junior Achievement of Arizona board

Todd Leveen

Todd Leveen, senior vice president at The Biltmore Bank of Arizona, was recently appointed to the Junior Achievement of Arizona central district board of directors. After volunteering for Junior Achievement’s signature JA BizTown program in the late 1980s, Leveen has continued his involvement with the organization ever since. He has also helped develop financial literacy… Read More →

Law firm to host seminar on new minimum wage compliance


Jennings, Strouss & Salmon PLC is hosting a seminar that will go over the new minimum wage and paid sick time regulations that will be enacted through Prop. 206 next year. The seminar will be held on Jan. 18 with a presentation by Attorneys Chris M. Mason and Otto S. Shill, III. Check in for the event begins… Read More →

Phoenix Sky Harbor receives more flights to London for 2017


Phoenix travelers will have a new opportunity to go across the “pond” to London when British Airways adds three additional nonstop flights to London this summer from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Tickets for the new flights are on sale now. The flights will take off three days a week during May and June 2017, taking off… Read More →

Glendale library to open assistance center for innovators, entrepreneurs

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Business innovators, entrepreneurs and job seekers will soon have a new place to connect, collaborate and find resources when the Glendale Innovation Development and Entrepreneurial Assistance (IDEA) Center officially opens early next spring. The new IDEA Center, located within Glendale’s Main Library, 5959 W. Brown Ave., will provide a space where business people, entrepreneurs, innovators and networkers can… Read More →

Pioneer Title Agency opens first branch in Surprise


Pioneer Title Agency announced it has opened its newest branch, which is located at 14239 W. Bell Rd. in Surprise, and will focus on serving the organization’s Surprise customers and business members. Karrie Montana, who just joined Pioneer in July but has more than 24 years of experience in the title and real estate industries,… Read More →

HomeSmart International grows in Northern Arizona


A new franchise joined HomeSmart International in northeastern Arizona as HomeSmart Professionals in Lakeside, Ariz. The franchise is owned by John Bobo and Felice Katz-Bobo. The company recently joined HomeSmart, and has one HomeSmart office with 26 real estate agents. Together, the brokerage couple has more than eight years of real estate experience. Their brokerage… Read More →

Local Motors, Stantec partner for self-driving vehicles

Local Motors

Global design firm Stantec and Local Motors, a US-based technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles, have entered into a strategic partnership to accelerate the worldwide implementation of connected self-driving vehicles. The two companies will combine resources and provide a full suite of services in the delivery of the Local Motors Olli, a self-driving,… Read More →

CTCA recruits patients for groundbreaking clinical trial


Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Western Regional Medical Center (Western) will be the first hospital in Arizona to work on a groundbreaking targeted drug trial for cancer treatment. The study launched earlier this year and will evaluate molecularly targeted cancer drugs and collect data on clinical outcomes to learn about additional uses of… Read More →

Arizona law enforcement to train with simulators from Tempe tech firm

Arizona law enforcement

Tempe-based VirTra, Inc. (OTCQX: VTSI), a tech firm that trains law enforcement agencies use of force techniques and firearms with simulators, was awarded a $2.1 million contract with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. VirTra, the sole provider under this award, will supply, install and maintain multiple units of its industry leading multi-screen V-300 judgmental use-of-force simulator in… Read More →